Mix Matched Tray Table Makeover
A simple and easy update to my mix-matched folding TV tray tables using some leftover paint, a little chalk paint and a stencil for a special touch.
I started by cleaning the tray tables with a vinegar and water solution to remove dirt and residue.
Then I separated the tops from the bottoms to make it easier and to ensure I got better coverage. Be sure to put all screws and pieces in a plastic bag and set aside for later.
I used my Homeright Spray Shelter (which you can find at Amazon or Home Depot) and used the Homeright Finish Max paint sprayer for a more even coverage. But a roller or brush could be used if you don’t have a sprayer.
I did the equivalent of two coats for full coverage.
After they dried, using the stencil, a craft sponge, and chalk paint I added the lettered design.
After letting the paint dry, I chose to use polyurethane spray paint to avoid having to touch the chalk paint.
After they were completely dry, I reassembled and just marveled at how beautiful they are!
For more details on the products used and additional photos head over to the post on my site.
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Laurie Laurent-Hyland on Sep 24, 2018
What kind of glue do i use for one of my tray tables, one of legs came out of hole, need to glue it back but not sure what to use
My tables are black laminate. What can I use to cover that for a new look?
did you sand the tables first? or use any kind of primer? i want to try this project with my tables.